Albert Beebe

Obituary of Albert Beebe

Albert Beebe, 84, of Haines City, FL passed away on December 7, 2022, Pearl Harbor Day. He was born June 23, 1938, in Vallejo, California, from 1939 to 1949 he lived in Hawaii and Oahu, from 1949 to 1956 he lived in San Pedro Sula Honduras C.A.

Mr. Beebe joined the U.S. Navy in 1956 and retired in 1975 as a first-class Boatswain’s mate, he was a Vietnam Veteran, Tug Master and Deep Sea Diver. From 1975 to 1983, Mr. Beebe became a civilian employee at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, shop 72 rigger/diver. From 1983 to 1988 he was employed by the Florida Department of Corrections.

Missing the sea, fresh air and just being a sailor, Captain Beebe went to work on Tugboats, from 1988 to 1993 he was employed by McAllister Brothers Towing of New York, NY docking ships and working barges. From 1993 to 2016 he was employed by Moran Towing of Miami, docking ships and retired in February of 2016.

Mr. Beebe was a member of the Winter Haven, Florida Lodge No. 186, F&AM. His hobbies included hunting and he was a Model A Ford enthusiast (1930 coupe).

Albert was predeceased by his parents, Vernon and Margaret Beebe and brothers, Gary and Russell Beebe. He is survived by his wife, Sue Ellen Beebe and her daughter, Linda Butcher (Robin) of Florida; as well as his three children by a previous marriage: Vernon Beebe of Georgia, Anthony Beebe (Hillary) of Hawaii and Ann Beebe Lum (Ivan) of Georgia; sisters, Kitty Welker (Ron) of Mississippi, Charlotte Bisbee of Florida; sisters-in-law, Lucille Beebe of Tennessee, Bonnie Beebe of New York and Doris Curley (Tom) of North Carolina. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Good Shepherd Hospice, Forsythe House for the gracious care of Albert. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice 450 Arneson Ave. Auburndale, FL 33823.

A visitation will be held on Monday, December 12, 2022, from 10 am until the funeral service at 11 am at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City, FL.

Celebration of Life at a later date. 

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